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Elden Ring: Easy Guide To Find And Farm Somber Smithing Stone 7

In a game like "Elden Ring," having a go at bosses with suboptimal gear is one of the fastest ways of getting yourself wiped off the face of The Lands Between. Collecting Smithing Stones and Somber Smithing Stones to upgrade your equipment is one of the most important activities in-game — and though the game does reward you with guaranteed Smithing Stones of every level at various points in your journey towards becoming Elden Lord, it's rarely a varied and plentiful enough supply to let you optimize all your favorite weapons exactly the way you want them.

Especially if you have more than one unique weapon — that is, the non-customizable ones with unique models that are usually awarded from story quests or special objectives — that you want to max out in your arsenal. Add the fact that you can't skip any one tier of upgrades no matter how many Somber Smithing Stone 9s you might have, and trying to optimize more than just a handful of unique gear quickly turns into a lengthy smithing stone scavenger hunt. Luckily, every smithing stone has at least one renewable — and therefore, farmable — source: Here's a rundown of the easiest way to find and farm Somber Smithing Stone 7.

You need to have unlocked the Mountaintops of the Giants

There are two ways of gaining access to infinite Somber Smithing Stone 7s — either hunting down the Somberstone Miner's Bell Bearing 4 and handing it over to the Twin Maiden Husks at Roundtable hold to permanently add the stone to their vendor inventory, or heading on over to the Mountaintops of the Giants to farm Fingercreepers and Lesser Fingercreepers. Both methods involve having access to the Mountaintops of the Giants where you'll find the infamous Fire Giant boss, various puzzles like Heretical Rise and Stargazer's Ruins, as well as the bell bearing and Fingercreepers.

Both methods also have some pretty extreme pros and cons. Obtaining the bell bearing means you have a reliable and stable supply of smithing stones without farming monsters with a measly 13.22% drop rate. However, the specific area that the bell bearing is hidden in — Crumbling Farum Azula — can only be accessed after locking yourself into one of the six available endings. If you'd rather do some more free exploring before choosing a fate for your Tarnished and just want to keep your gear spiffed up along the way, you're pretty much stuck with the Fingercreepers.

You probably shouldn't need to grind too long to get all the Somber Smithing Stones you need

The good news is that there are 13 Fingercreepers around the Mountaintops that give a guaranteed one-time drop of Somber Smithing Stone 7 — one-time meaning that they won't drop them again after respawning, so make sure to remember which Fingercreepers you've already defeated at least once. Additionally, the Lion Guardian guarding Castle Sol in the northern corner of the map also drops two stones, adding up to 15 guaranteed drops in just the Mountaintops alone.

As mentioned above, the Lesser Fingercreepers also have a chance of dropping Somber Smithing Stone 7s at a variable rate of 13.22%. A good place to farm them with a decent density of spawns is near the southwest of the map: Starting from the Giants' Gravepost Site of Grace, head south while staying close to the cliffside. If you keep running up — leaping over a few ledges with Torrent as needed — you should run into a good number of Lesser Fingercreepers to farm before reaching the southern end. Simply teleport back to the Site of Grace to reset the spawns and do as many passes as needed. While the drop rate isn't too generous, it's not stingy enough to result in a tedious grind, either — barring some terrible RNG, you should have as many Somber Smithing Stone 7s as you need within an hour or less.